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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.
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Madison, WI

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The 8 O’Clock Buzz is a one-hour, upbeat morning show that brings you a mix of music, culture, information, news and interviews.

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English


Episodes

The Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) Sister City Project

12/12/2018
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In the continuing monthly series on Madison Sister City groups, Jan talks with Jerreh Kujabi about the Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) sister city project, including the cultural enrichment and economic empowerment the relationship strengthens. The post The Madison-Kanifing (The Gambia) Sister City Project appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:21:14

Why 800 military bases on foreign soil?

12/12/2018
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The U.S. has over 800 military bases on foreign soil, costing an estimated $51 Billion annually to continue to build and maintain. These constitute over 90% of all military bases in foreign countries, displacing local populations and acting as provocations against the U.S.. Catherine Lutz, author of “The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle Against […] The post Why 800 military bases on foreign soil? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:18:44

It’s not too late to get help with healthcare decisions!

12/12/2018
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With the deadline for signing up for healthcare approaching quickly (this Saturday, December 15th), many people are trying to navigate the complexities and might not know what their cheapest options are. Adam VanSpankeren, “Lead Navigator” from Covering Wisconsin talks about how that organizations helps people manage those options, and an open healthcare signup clinic they […] The post It’s not too late to get help with healthcare decisions! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:09:34

WI ACLU on lame duck legislature’s move to weaken Governor Evers...

12/5/2018
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Chris Ott, Executive Director of the ACLU of Wisconsin, talks to Jan about the recent Republican-led Wisconsin legislature’s efforts to strip away powers of the incoming Democratic Governor Tony Evers and other incoming elected officials. The post WI ACLU on lame duck legislature’s move to weaken Governor Evers... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:16:01

Redlined — a story of housing segregation in Chicago in the 60&#...

12/5/2018
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Jan Miyasaki talks with Linda Gartz about her new book, “Redlined: A memoir of Race, Change, and Fractured Community in the 1960s Chicago”. The post Redlined — a story of housing segregation in Chicago in the 60&#... appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:20:21

Think you might want to start a food cart?

12/5/2018
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Andrea Hughes, Project Director at Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), a community organization which supports small business startup, talks about an upcoming class on how to start and run a food cart. The post Think you might want to start a food cart? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:06:07

Government report predicts dire consequences to global warming

11/28/2018
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On Black Friday, a government report was released, produced by a team of more than 300 experts guided by a 60-member Federal Advisory Committee, which was extensively reviewed by the public and experts, including federal agencies and a panel of the National Academy of Sciences. The White House is already criticizing the government’s own data, […] The post Government report predicts dire consequences to global warming appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:47

Returning a 95 year-old golf course to prairie

11/28/2018
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The Southern Wisconsin Land Conservancy has begun a project to return a golf course in Broadhead back to the prairie ecosystem it last was almosts 100 years ago. Steven Apfelbaum talks to Jan Miyasaki about this project and a fundraising event on December 7-8 in Broadhead to support the return to prairie. The post Returning a 95 year-old golf course to prairie appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:10:45

More power lines over Dane Co. and SW Wisconsin?

11/28/2018
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American Transmission Co., ITC Midwest LLC and Dairyland Power Cooperative have plans for a 120-mile high-voltage transmission line connecting northeast Iowa and western Wisconsin. Dr. Gloria Belken is a member of the Cardinal Hickory Creek Opposition group, and she talks about the issues of power lines over this pristine land and discusses several workshops scheduled […] The post More power lines over Dane Co. and SW Wisconsin? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:13:17

West High School Green Club raises $100,000 for solar panels

11/21/2018
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Madison West High School students Ella Jordahl, Katia Wanish, and Lily Sandholm talk to Jan about the Madison-area youth’s climate justice group and West Green Club, and their efforts to raise funds for solar panels on West High School. The group has procured over $100,000 to their goal to make West High “carbon neutral” by […] The post West High School Green Club raises $100,000 for solar panels appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:10:44

Breastfeeding as a spectrum of forms and identities

11/21/2018
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Jan talks with Kristin J. Wilson, anthropologist and sociologist at Cabrillo College, about her most recent book, “Other’s Milk” — a study of breastfeeding in all its variations, a spectrum ranging from from sharing breast milk between women to “butch-identified breastfeeders” to “chest-feeding”. The post Breastfeeding as a spectrum of forms and identities appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:21

ABC for Health helps navigate healthcare finances and red tape

11/21/2018
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Brynne McBride, COO of ABC for Health, talks to Jan Miyasaki about that groups ongoing efforts to provide legal advice and navigation help for individuals trying to navigate issues of healthcare and healthcare financing. The post ABC for Health helps navigate healthcare finances and red tape appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:23:36

Ricardo Gonzalez on the Madison-Camaguey Cuba Sister City project

11/14/2018
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As part of the year’s focus on Madison Sister City projects, Jan talks with Ricard Gonzalez about the Madison-Camaguey, Cuba, relationship in both historical and current projects between the cities. The post Ricardo Gonzalez on the Madison-Camaguey Cuba Sister City project appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:07:21

Race, Memory, and Monuments after Charlottesville

11/14/2018
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Monuments to important Civil War “heroes” have come into question lately, primarily those persons who fought to support slavery. Jan interviews Louis P. Nelson, noted historian and professor of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, about the issues surrounding these monuments. He will be giving a lecture at U.W. on Thursday, November 15. The post Race, Memory, and Monuments after Charlottesville appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:08:45

Scripted violence on the rise — where’s the blame?

10/31/2018
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Steven Gardiner, Sr. Research Analyst for Political Research Associates, talks about the increase in extremists and scripted violence in light of recent attacks against Jews, liberal thinkers and supporters, and others in an increasingly polarized society. The post Scripted violence on the rise — where’s the blame? appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:20:24

Youth lawsuit against the gov to go to trial — finally!

10/31/2018
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In 2015, 21 youth filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government. Their complaint asserts that, through the government’s affirmative actions that cause climate change, it has violated the youngest generation’s constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property, as well as failed to protect essential public trust resources. Timothy Cordon talks about the delay tactics of […] The post Youth lawsuit against the gov to go to trial — finally! appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:15:15

Skopec: House bill will weaken consumer data protection

10/31/2018
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WISPIRG is a consumer group that stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health and safety, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democratic society. Peter Skopec, Director of WISPIRG, talks with Jan Miyasaki about congressional efforts in House bill HR6743 to weaken oversight of the credit reporting agencies, […] The post Skopec: House bill will weaken consumer data protection appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:11:37

Winning the right to vote, and prison issues in Wisconsin

10/24/2018
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Buzz host Jerome Dillard speaks with Aaron Hicks about the difficulties that ex-incarcerated individuals have winning back the right to vote, both in Wisconsin and other states. In the second segment of the show, Jerome and Aaron speak with Ed Wall, former Director of the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and author of the book “Unethical”, […] The post Winning the right to vote, and prison issues in Wisconsin appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:47:25

Dane County Time Bank celebrates and expands

10/17/2018
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Dane County Time Bank is celebrating its 13th birthday on Saturday, October 20th, from 7-10PM. Originally established as a mechanism to replace money with shared services, the Time Bank has expanded to support restorative justice, and to become a hub of shared resources for other community action groups. The post Dane County Time Bank celebrates and expands appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:07:11

Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger does more

10/17/2018
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Founded in 1990, after groundwater contamination was detected at the Badger Munitions Plant, Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB) began as a grassroots effort to assure safe drinking water, but since then has expanded its watchdog efforts to include a variety of military waste and disposal issues, including open-pit burning of explosives, water contamination […] The post Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger does more appeared first on WORT 89.9 FM.

Duration:00:21:25